Latest Critiques

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2017

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Title: Rushcutters Bay (mixed media)
Artist: Nauha Dabboussy
JUDGE: Alan Somerville
COMMENT: I found this work captivating with it’s kaleidoscope of reflective images and colour.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – OCTOBER 2017

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Title: Street Art (pastel)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2017

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Title: Tea and Irises (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
JUDGE: Yvonne Langshaw
COMMENT: A very complete and competant work. The focal point of teapot has jewel-like colours with more subdued background elements.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – SEPTEMBER 2017

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Title: Urban Shapes (encaustic beeswax)
Artist: Denise Cassis

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Title: Capertee Valley (acrylic)
Artist: Jean Harrow

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2017

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Title: Goulburn
Artist: Marion Chapman
JUDGE: Joe Bezzina
COMMENT: I feel this painting (watercolour) has the capacity to become a beautiful harmonious piece; it has mystery and well controlled form.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – AUGUST 2017

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Title: Connections
Artist: Angela Iliadis

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JULY 2017

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Title: Droving
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
JUDGE: Phillip Kent
COMMENT: Light & dust filled subject capturing the feel of droving cattle, and a dog trying to steal the show.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JULY 2017

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Title: Blue Jug (watercolour)
Artist: Jana Blasco

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2017

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Title: Girl in the Golden Dress (oil)
Artist: Alex De Julian
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PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JUNE 2017

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Title: Big Dip, King Georges Rd. Hurstville (acrylic)
Artist: Don Kibble

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MAY 2017

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Title: Banksia Forest (acrylic)
Artist: Nauha Dabboussey
JUDGE: Peter Griffen
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PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MAY 2017

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Title: Cityscape (ink)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

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Title: Bonnievale Cottage (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2017

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Title: My Studio (acrylic)
Artist: Bev Charker
JUDGE: Phil McKay
COMMENT: Excellent drawing with objects appearing and disappearing. Decisive use of complementaries resulting in very balanced bursts of colour.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – APRIL 2017

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Title: Amy - Bluebirds (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2017

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Title: Corner, Bondi Junction (acrylic)
Artist: Phil McKay
JUDGE: Don Kibble
COMMENT: Beauty of simplicity is beguiling.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MARCH 2017

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Title: Kookaburra (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
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Title: Abandoned (pastel pencil)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2017

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Title: Just Waiting (oil)
Artist: Di Nickel
JUDGE: Greg Hansell
COMMENT: Great, unusual composition and use of light to explain shapes.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – FEBRUARY 2017

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Title: A Walk in the Park (watercolour and pastel)
Artist: Don Kibble

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2016

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Title: Antique Relics (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
JUDGE: Leeka Gruzdef
COMMENT: Well constructed watercolour composition, a beautiful lit foreground, white fence the main point of interest, cast shadows from the roof fall on the background machinery with soft middletones.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – DECEMBER 2016

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Title: Pearl Street, Hurstville (oil plein air)
Artist: Don Kibble

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2016

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Title: Montevideo Doors (oil)
Artist: Edward Goinhex
JUDGE: Kristine Ballard
COMMENT: Great colour. Inspired by the tenacity and dedication to improve your art. Now make more.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – OCTOBER 2016

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Title: Sofala (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2016

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Title: Centarian (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver
JUDGE: Paul McCarthy
COMMENT: An excellent example of observation and exquisite tonal execution. The integration of the background into the portrait shows masterful control.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – SEPTEMBER 2016

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Title: Who Laid the Golden Egg (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2016

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Title: Happier Times (oil)
Artist: Cathy Butler
JUDGE: Joe Bezzina
COMMENT: Confident brushstrokes, nice use of grey tones, leaving the negative area very loose and abstract in its application. This brings out the warmth and character of the sitter.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – AUGUST 2016

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Title: Machu Pichu (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JULY 2016 

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Title: Auntie Pat (oil)
Artist: Cathy Butler
JUDGE: Julie Simmons
COMMENT: Well observed subject, beautifully rendered shadows and development of the form.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JULY 2016

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Title: Cityscape (acrylic)
Artist: Denise Kassis

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2016

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Title: Singapore Orchids (acrylic)
Artist: Don Kibble
JUDGE: Robyn Gosbell
COMMENT: The simplicity and freshness with swift paint marks on jar with raw edges helping the subject matter.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JUNE 2016

Title: Baby Prom (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MAY 2016

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Title: The Pilgrimage (acrylic)
Artist: Nauha Dabboussy
JUDGE: Glenda Carter
COMMENT: This work was chosen for its originality of design, play of colour and light.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MAY 2016

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Title: The Cauldron (acrylic)
Artist: Don Kibble

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2016

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Title: The Woman on the Train (oil)
Artist: Bronwn Bassett
JUDGE: Melissa Read-Devine
COMMENT: A quirky painting that made me smile. I love the expression and the figure's apparent movement with the parameters of the canvas. The details of the clothing items and touseled hair - a good touch.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – APRIL 2016

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Title: City Centre (acrylic)
Artist: Nauha Dabboussy

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2016

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Title: Winston (oil)
Artist: Cathy Butler
JUDGE: Leanne Jones
COMMENT: A fantastic portrait. The artist has captured a wonderful expression of the subject's face.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MARCH 2016

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Title: Seal (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2016

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Title: The Girl on the Bus (oil)
Artist: Edward Goinheix
JUDGE: Jody Graham
COMMENT: Fascinating work using everyday subject matter; great composition and brushwork.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – FEBRUARY 2016

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Title: Relics (charcoal)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

   

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